The only thing that has ever gone wrong with my car is the Transmission got caught in 3rd gear. This was a common problem caused by hard, fast shifting. It cost and arm and a leg to get a new transmission for it. No dealership or transmission shop would touch the car due to the fact that it was the only year they made the car like they did, and there are hardly any parts for it.
My 3rd break light bulb died, but thats a whole $2...
I love my car!
Its fast, agile and a total sleeper. People think "Ha, it's a probe!" It scares the day lights out of them when they hear the hissing of a 12psi turbo going by them!
It's a very comfortable car. I for one fit in it very well. Its not very friendly to large or tall people. It is, truly, a sports COMPACT. It comes with sport seats to an extent, but if you intend to race one, get better seats for it.
The interior is well set up. Instead of the stearing column moving, the entire gauge cluster moves with it to improve road visibility, but still maintain the view of the gauges.
A great thing about the car is the adjustable struts that come stock in it. It has a soft mode for plain driving, Normal for faster driving or turny roads, and sport for drag strips or heavy road racing. Sport mode pushes the tires to the ground to give massive traction.
With a little modification, I got the stock turbo from its tiny 6psi to a massive, road dominating 12psi. That's a rather large jump for the stock turbo.
All and all, and really great car for daily driving or for the avid racer!